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HAPPY VALLEY ROAD, LAFAYETTE, CA

Residential Expansion and Renovation

This rural Lafayette home began life in 1929 as a single-level farm house. In 1989, the home underwent a major renovation to transform it into a three level Tudor cottage. The current owner has completed their own renovation and expansion, adding 2,000 square feet of new living space to the main residence. Their plans call for a detached new 3 car garage (1,200 square feet) with guest quarters above (720 square feet). The total estate project is on an one-acre parcel and includes 10,600 square feet of living space. 

RKH was selected to construct and manage the project in July of 2004. Permits were in hand in December of 2004 and construction began. The project was completed in September of 2006. The design and construction team consisted of the following:

  1. Talon Design Group, Alan Page, Danville, CA
  2. Sandra Brown Interiors, Sandra Brown, Danville, CA
  3. Peter Koenig Landscape Designs, Peter Koenig, Alamo, CA
  4. RKH Constructors, Frank Hebenstreich, Alamo, CA

RKH was successful in locating three types of matching brick to exactly replicate the existing veneer on the structure. The existing grey slate roof tile was matched with an African slate to make the addition appear seamless. All the windows and doors were replaced with an Eagle brand product with true divided lite. The product selections were made after value engineering studies and comparisons to determine the best value and product for the design and client’s tastes. The first floor was re-fitted with hand distressed walnut wide plank flooring which adds to craftsmanship shown through out the home.

The client is very pleased with our efforts, results of the project and the benefits of a team approach to design and construction.

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